A unique and varied array of tunes to cook and eat to
Featuring Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Black, and more.
If you know anything about The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network, you know that they have a wide array of likes, dislikes, and secret preferences. When we asked them what music they like to cook and eat to, we got an equally wide range of answers. And while some answered with "the symphony of our children’s voices," the TV, NPR, soundtracks, "nothing," and their dog, we did compile a list of all of the musical submissions.
Crafted here in a Spotify playlist, with artists ranging from Macklemore to Frank Sinatra, and we've also included a preview below of the first 15 — so you can put yourself in a Culinary Content Network state of mind.
Culinary Content Network Playlist Preview:
The Way You Look Tonight — Frank Sinatra
Livin’ on a Prayer — Bon Jovi
With or Without You — U2
Los Angeles — Frank Black
Banana Pancakes — Jack Johnson
This Charming Man — The Smiths
Anna Sun — Walk the Moon
Dog Days Are Over — Florence + The Machine
Get the Party Started — P!nk
Lucky — Jason Mraz & Colbie Callait
The Thrill Is Gone — B. B King
You Belong with Me — Taylor Swift
Born in the U.S.A. — Bruce Springsteen
Crowned & Kissed — Esperanza Spalding
Chasing Pavements — Adele
Tyler Sullivan is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter @atylersullivan
A Culinary Journey Through 200 Years Of African American History
General cookbook sales for 2020 clocked in at 127% over sales from the year before. Specialty cookbooks on bread-making and canning proved popular with the masses.
But, the social justice movement, propelled by Black Lives Matter demonstrations last summer, intersected with the cooking craze. People sought out cookbooks by Black authors to deepen their knowledge and understanding of African American cuisine and history.
Today on “All Sides with Ann Fisher:” A culinary journey through 200 years of African American history with Toni Tipton-Martin, an award-winning food and nutrition journalist.
Support 89.7 NPR News during our Spring Membership Drive and as a thank you gift, receive Toni-Tipton Martin's cookbook “Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking” as a thank you gift.
- Toni Tipton-Martin, author of “Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking,” and editor-in-chief, “Cook’s Country” Magazine.
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Ina Garten Shared the Playlist She Listens to When She Cooks & It’s Incredible
Picture this: Barefoot Contessa star Ina Garten, spatula in hand, belting out Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off” while whipping up one of her dishes from her 11th (and most recently published) cookbook, Cook Like a Pro. It’s a fun image, right? Turns out, it’s probably a very accurate depiction of Garten in the kitchen as the Food Network chef is all about cranking up the tunes before she starts cooking. And on her playlist? Women who rock.
Garten created an entire playlist called “Ina’s Cooking Playlist: Women Who Rock” that’s n early 50 tracks long, with Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” appropriately kicking it off. As the title suggests, the playlist &mdash available on both Apple Music and Spotify &mdash is chock-full of the greatest female artists of all time, from the aforementioned Swift to Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, and many, many others.
“The first thing I do when I start cooking is crank up the tunes &mdash it really gets my creative juices flowing!” Garten wrote on her website. “I’m sharing one of my go-to cooking playlists that I call ‘Women Who Rock’ – it’s a compilation of lots of my favorite songs by female artists. I hope you love it!”
Is this Garten’s go-to playlist when cooking for her husband of over 50 years, Jeffrey Garten? With tracks like “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston, who could it not be?
We’ve known about Ina’s love for powerful female artists, though. Last year, Ina’s assistant Lidey Heuck revealed to Kitchn that she and Ina “have a thing for girl power music while cooking.” “So, Taylor Swift and Shania Twain are regulars,” she adds. But did you know that Ina also loves music from Hotel Costes in Paris? “It&rsquos funky and upbeat and is the perfect background music for cooking,” Heuck tells the publication. “We also listen to a lot of classic &rsquo70s soul, R&B, and Motown. We&rsquove also been listening to a lot of Leon Bridges lately!”
And earlier this year, Ina also created a Valentine’s Day playlist comprised of all her favorite love songs &mdash from Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” The best part? The Spotify playlist’s default image is a photo of Jeffrey holding a bouquet of roses.
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40 Captivating Food Network Demographics
Food Network is a cable TV station that celebrates the love of culinary things. Programming explores the origins of ethnic cuisine, offers reality cooking contests, and gives its demographics the chance to see their food in a new way.
In 2015, more than 400,000 people on average are watching Food Network at some point during the day.
Although these numbers seem particularly high, they’re actually down about 20% from viewership numbers in 2008-2010. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the network is becoming irrelevant or that their programming isn’t reaching its targeted audience. It may just mean a closer look at the Food Network demographics may be necessary.
Who Is Watching Food Network?
- Women are more likely to watch Food Network when compared to men. 58% of the viewership is composed of women.
- Younger viewers are more attracted to this network’s programming. 54% of the audience is in the key 18-49 age demographic.
- 31% of the viewers of Food Network have graduated with at least a 4 year degree from a university or college.
- The average HHI of a Food Network viewer: $80,331.
- 3 out of 5 homes that are watching Food Network are directly owned by their occupants.
- 17% of those who watch Food Network are employed in a white collar profession or hold a managerial position of some sort.
- About 5 million people who watch Food Network will visit the network’s website at least once over the course of a month.
- The average age of someone who watches Food Network regularly: 43.
The programming on Food Network lately has been taking viewers out of the kitchen and into a plethora of reality shows. From cupcake competitions to celebrity bake-offs, this may actually be hurting the viewership numbers. The goal of the network is to hold onto its core demographics while trying to attract younger viewers. Is it working? The audience numbers might be down, but they are still comparable to other cable networks like AMC. Since 2005, the average age of a Food Network has decreased by 5 years, so some goals are being met.
The Family Structure of Food Network Viewers
- 50.3% of the households that regularly watch Food Network are composed of a married couple.
- 47% of the households watching the network have at least one child.
- The unemployment rate of Food Network households: 38%.
- 59% of those who watch Food Network on a regular basis have attended college for at least one semester.
- More than 55% of the households watching Food Network have an HHI of over $60k. 29% of households have an HHI of over $100k.
- The number of people who consume digital and video content from Food Network every month: 35 million.
- Food Network Magazine is the second largest monthly magazine available in the US today, reaching 12.7 million readers.
- It is estimated that Food Network as a television network is recognized as a brand by up to 100 million people in the United States.
- 50% of the epicurean magazines that are sold retail each month come from Food Network.
What helps Food Network dominate its niche is the fact that it is more than just a television network. It is also a lifestyle website, a recipe warehouse, and a magazine with valuable information for readers. People can take the lessons learned or the recipes available to create their own custom gourmet experience at home. This attracts them to the content in ways that television programming can’t always provide – especially if it is a reality competition. At-home chefs might dream of competing on Chopped at least once, but in reality they just want to make something great for their family and Food Network makes that happen.
Interesting Facts About the Food Network Demographics
- Food Network ranks #1 out of all cable networks with a demographic that is more inclined to purchase what is being advertised on the network.
- The network consistently ranks in the Top 15 in total viewership and is considered a Top 10 upscale cable network.
- The average show on Food Network achieves a Nielsen rating that is below 1.0.
- In 2015, Food Network Star drove gains of 15% over the previous season and several shows saw double and triple digit growth, particularly in Millennials.
- Food Network demographics spend 3% more time viewing programming in 2015 compared to the previous year, the highest increase in the history of the network.
- FoodNetwork.com is the #1 food brand across all digital platforms, which allows the network to potentially redefine the food category every day.
- 13 million people are connected to Food Network through social media.
Food Network might be declining in overall viewership, but the attraction they’ve had within the Millennials demographic is starting to take hold. As their programming choices continue to evolve to meet the expectations of their core group, they are seeing more shows be able to top the 1.0 Neilsen rating threshold. When compared to other networks, there is still plenty of work for this network to do, but they are starting to see some success with their programming evolution. Just 10 years ago, the best show on the network could barely clear 300,000 viewers. Japanese imports would outperform original programming. That has changed, but that has also driven away the initial core viewers of the network.
Has Food Network Lost Its Heart?
- Producers of Restaurant Stakeout were accused of faking incidents for the sake of creating TV drama, which goes against the authenticity that its core demographics demand.
- It was released that Food Network informs their Iron Chefs of 3 potential surprise ingredients before the taping of the show, giving them a chance to devise menu variations ahead of time – again the authenticity factor.
- Even though the Japanese version of Iron Chef was airing on Food Network, the network initially turned down the American rights to the show. UPN bought them, but canceled the reboot after just 2 episodes.
- Only 31% of the Food Network audience is actually interested in gourmet cooking.
- Less than half [47%] of people who are familiar with Food Network agree that they get valuable information from the various platforms that are offered.
- 1 in 4 people say they are more likely to purchase products that are advertised on the Network, which is the same number of people who say that they click on internet ads that are found on the network’s website.
- 29% of viewers say they are more likely to provide frequent travel advice to others as it relates to food.
There’s no denying the fact that Food Network has experienced some growing pains. There was that one time when they even aired some hard-core porn for more than a minute on the network because someone switched out tapes. Yet there is something missing from the modern programming. As one executive as put it, “The heart of Food Network is that it doesn’t have one.” In order to reach their key demographics, the network must be authentic. If it can come back to its original identity, despite some of its flaws, the viewership and ratings might restore themselves to 2008-2010 levels.
Looking to the Future for Food Network
- 73% of the people who watch Food Network on a regular basis describe themselves as the primary grocery decision maker in their household.
- 58% of people who watch the network have prepared a minimum of 5 dinners at home within the past week.
- 50%. That’s the percentage of Food Network viewers who say that they enjoy gardening on a regular basis.
- A little more than half [51%] say that visiting the Food Network website inspires them to make changes in their lives.
- 56% of people who watch Food Network say that the programming is a good way to learn about new products they can use in the kitchen.
- 1 in 4 people who watch Food Network are also interested in home repair or renovation programming.
- 43% of Food Network viewers are enrolled in a travel rewards program.
- 54% have shopped online for travel at least once in the last 6 months and frequently bring up travel in their conversations with others.
The future of Food Network can be strong as long as it pays attention to what its viewers want. The Food Network demographics are attracted to fun reality shows, but they get tired of the heavy doses of certain on-air personalities. Continuing to build the brand through digital and print offerings will also help to keep this brand established in the minds of its core demographic. If the key needs can be focused upon consistently, the Food Network will continue its dominance in this niche. If not, then this slow fade they have been on since 2010 may continue.
Dandelions are so abundant that they’re easy to harvest! And most of the plant can be used—flowers, leaves, and roots. Yes, even the flowers can be eaten!
Eat Your Greens
As with most greens, the plant leaves are best when they are young and tender. Ideally, gather dandelion leaves before the plant blooms as they will become increasingly bitter and tough.
Young dandelion leaves make an excellent addition to salads, bring a sharp taste to the mix.
Or, the young leaves can be looked ike spinach, sautéed in oil and garlic like many leafy greens.
Try one of these recipes with your next summer dinner:
Eat Your Flowers!
One of our favorite recipes is a Dandelion Syrup (also called Dandelion Honey) which you make from the flowers. (See photo at the top of this page.)
It’s great over over pancakes and waffles or mixed with oatmeal. Or stir into tea or a carbonated drink which is an old-style European favorite!
Pick newly yellow dandelion heads (ones on short stems) and try these yummy Fried Dandelion Blossoms
Photo: Lyudmila Mikhailovskaya/shutterstock
For something spreadable, try Dandelion Jelly! Harvest 1 quart of bright, fresh dandelion blossoms!
Dandelion Jelly. Photo by minadezhda/Shutterstock.
To wash those down, try a “spirit” of spring, like Pink Dandelion Wine or Dent-De-Lion Wine. Dandelions have been used to make these brandy-like drinks for centuries.
Photo: Vuk Saric/shutterstock
Even the dandelion roots can be used for making a caffeine-free coffee-like drink. For a refreshingly different brew in the morning, try Dandelion Root Coffee.
A couple safety notes: Obviously, only eat dandelions from areas that don’t use chemical weedkillers we’d also avoid public areas where dogs may have peed on them. If you are foraging on public land, it’s harvest sparingly do you don’t disturb the plant population and leave plenty for the pollinators! Learn more about safety harvesting dandelions.
Do you eat your weeds? Ever made food or drink with dandelions? Share your recipes or comments below! We’d love to hear from you.
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Bobby Flay & His Daughter Will Have a New Food Network Show Together
Are you ready for more Bobby Flay, all day, every day? The celebrity chef, who’s been a mainstay of the Food Network since his debut in 1994 (making him the longest-running active personality on the channel), just signed a three-year contract that will ensure even more exciting cooking content from Flay through the next few years.
Perhaps the most exciting part of this Flay news is that his daughter, Sophie Flay, will join him in a brand-new TV adventure. According to Variety, Bobby and Sophie will cohost The Flay List, slated for debut sometime in spring 2019. There are no further details on what the show will involve at the time of publication, but we can assume it will involve Bobby’s expertise and some father-daughter banter, especially if Sophie has anything on her old man.
Both Bobby and Sophie have shared photos on Instagram that show them traveling together, so perhaps we’ll see the pair interacting with other chefs and trying cuisines in various places throughout the country &mdash or even the world. Whatever these two have in store, we’re sure it’ll be entertaining.
Meanwhile, Variety also reports there will be new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, the cooking competition show where home cooks are hand-selected by Flay’s friends and cooking compatriots to face off against each other for the chance to take Flay down on his own turf. The new deal also covers Flay’s work as a producer and program developer under the Rock Shrimp Productions banner.
&ldquoBobby Flay is a culinary superstar in every regard, and we are thrilled to be able to continue this extraordinary and productive partnership,&rdquo said Courtney White, president of Food Network. &ldquoBobby has a unique way of inviting audiences to experience food through the lens of his own passion. He&rsquos both an expert as well as approachable, someone most people feel they know and can trust to steer their own culinary curiosities.&rdquo
Now that Food Network is owned by Discovery Inc., per Variety, Flay looks forward to exploring new programming possibilities. He said in a statement, &ldquoIn my conversations with [Discovery CEO] David Zaslav, he&rsquos expressed a desire to bring the content I produce with my Rock Shrimp Productions team to an even more global audience.”
In addition to starting a new show with his daughter, Flay’s newest restaurant, Shark, is set to open in Las Vegas next year. The culinary master already has numerous restaurants around the country. He is also currently working on his 15th cookbook.
New vendor recipes for 3.14
So we are being told there are some new "Secret" recipes. and we know there might be one or more publicly 'unknown' recipe from "before" also.
let's discuss it. for now we can't really confirm anything as league not available to test. and testing is 0 risk since npcs will show us results.
I don't know if anyone knows already. But there is a recipe to put +1level of *** skill gems. You need to vender a weapon, and quality skill gems that have a total of at least 40 quality. and the gems all have to have to same tag. So if you want +1 to lightning skill gems, they all have to have the "tag" Lightning.
iirc selling 40% quality of gems with specific elemental tag and a weapon gives this?
recipe1 - I was thinking about the veiled chaos orbs
seems obvious that it would follow chaos recipe, but instead of id/unid giving 1 or 2 chaos orbs. i'm thinking 1 veiled vs 2 veiled on all items giving 1 or 2 veiled chaos orbs.
nerzid suggestion: 1 chaos orb + any Veiled item = veiled chaos orb
recipe 2 - we got new jewellery base types
will we have a new combined basetype from vendoring one of each of the new ones or combination with old ones?
recipe 3+ Binding orb shards?
Think we'll get a recipe for this? maybe 4x4 linked items or something? or 2x2 linked items? These orbs are basically worthless after act 2 right?
Recipe 4 - new loreweave?
Here you can see the image they show for the recipes, which was basically a bunch of memes. However, in the comments they talk about the armor the char was wearing which is unknown, but looks a bit like a Loreweave , so maybe something similar. either 60 unique amulets or 60 corrupted unique rings
Recipe 5 - Replica Kingmaker?
Indormi thinks this is possible now. It wasn't possible in heist.
Replica Soultaker + Replica Heartbreaker + 1 orb of fusing = New Replica Kingmaker, calling it now
I've always idly wondered about the mirrored rare drops from strongboxes.
has anyone collected a set and tried to turn them in?
what about the 1:1 duped items that vorici can pop into existance? has anyone tried a set of these?
definition of set: 2 of each item (4 for items that are "2" such as ring). there is room in empty inventory for such a set as the optimal chaos recipe method is to turn in enough for 4 chaos at a time.
full trade window of uniques from one specific league?
Recipe (8) dialla's malefaction - this keeps coming up in discussion threads about vendor recipes
I'll put in the effort to update this post if there is discussion/ideas etc